Pros: no time limit to get done, can arrive at work anytime before 7, off on weekends
Cons: work long hours and do not get paid hourly, no overtime, over worked and under paid(ex. 1, 000-1, 200 cases and no help is given at only $.13 a case) very unorganized
a typical day at work consists of arriving early as possible to find out that the guy who verifies the computers before you depart hasn't made it to work yet(this guy is late 3 days out of the work week. We have meetings but no one has made any action to improve it.)
Then, when he does finally arrive he has to do his routine rounds which consists of: – more... unlocking trailers, syncing the computers etc. something that is supposed to be done when we get in to work.
Then, when i get out on the route, i have to deal with customers who bounce checks which thy blame me for, and threaten to deduct from my check if i don't collect the money. on top of that, my salesmen lie on me to the customers and the company and being that we are the last line of defense as drivers there's no way to defend ourselves. Team leaders, well so-called team leaders are horrible. They make sure they do less work as possible, and instead of helping guys who are overloaded with cases they sit at the warehouse and do nothing. they say we are on one-man routes but that's a lie because there are no one man routes at Budweiser.
Im a Bulk truck driver, and my route consists of 850-1100 cases Mon-Fri.
Being a delivery guy is a tough job, but the hardest part is dealing with shady customers, and salesmen who seem as if they want your job to be hard as possible. It seems that whatever it is it always goes back to deductions from our check. whether its the product going out of date or a customer bouncing or short paying a check.
Although its a lot of Cons of working for Budweiser there are some Pros like not having a time limit to get done, it teaches you good communication skills because you interact with different types of people daily. Definitely a good workout because you're constantly moving pulling and pushing all day so staying in shape is not a problem.
I have learned that Budweiser is a great company from the outside looking in, but as an employee they are not good at treating their workers fairly. They have one of the highest turnover rates in memphis and its not suprising to me at all. It doesnt seem to be getting better, only worse. – less